Cost of living in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Reading, Berkshire

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,692
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £2,061
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Reading, Berkshire
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.28
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.77
12 eggs, large £2.36
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.96
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.14
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.97
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £1.95
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £7
2 liters of coca-cola £1.74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £1.00
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,558
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,432
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £211
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £898
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £904
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £120
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £31
40” flat screen tv £290
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help £11
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £66
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £32
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £65
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £71
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £19,773
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.62
Monthly ticket public transport £59
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £13
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £95
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £3.68
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.22
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.60
Tube of toothpaste £1.44
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £31
2 tickets to the movies £19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £112
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £60
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.77
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £3.97
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £455
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district £34
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £12
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 53 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: November 26, 2022

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